Producers Paula Wagner and Hunter Arnold announce the World Premiere of HIGH NOON, a brand new stage production based on the iconic Academy Award-winning film, which will arrive on Broadway in 2023.
Based on Fred Zinnemann‘s trailblazing 1952 Academy Award-wining film, produced by Stanley Kramer, HIGH NOON is written for the stage by Academy Award winner Eric Roth and directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Arden. HIGH NOON will become the first Western play to premiere on Broadway in over 85 years.
The upcoming Broadway production will take place in real-time over the course of two hours, similar to the film. Exact dates, additional design team, casting and theatre will be announced at a later date.
HIGH NOON is considered one of the most influential films of its time, credited for not only advancing the Western genre as a whole, but also the roles and portrayal of women. Turner Classic Movies recently celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the iconic film starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, which received seven Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score and Best Song, Best Screenplay and Best Picture as well as four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score and Best Black and White Cinematography.
101 Productions, Ltd. serves as General Manager. Karen S. Kramer and her partner, Steve Jaffe, serve as consulting producers.